First up, I will share my layout for the Step Class at ScrapFIT. This month's class, is to create a Layered Embellishment and you can come over to the Blog and play along with us!! I ended up creating this layout on December 31, and it was my last one to finish up for 2012. I used a photo taken earlier that day, from our family lunch outing. I don't take a lot of self photos, but I thought it would be great to use on a layout to sum up 2012 and look forward to 2013. I also broke out my November kit from Artful Delight and used some of the remaining product for this page.
I really loved the way this layout turned out...even if it is using a photo of myself!! :) It kind of embodies what I've come to realize is my overall Scrapbooking style...KITSCHY! It may not actually be a style category in the Scrapbooking world, but it is what I am deeming my style for 2013. Along with the layered embellishment (at the bottom of the page), I had more fun creating a Cameo cut title for my page. With close to 1,000 fonts, I'm never at a loss for something to use, and I thought this song title by the Beatles was kind of perfect to close out 2012 and welcome 2013.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee & Echo Park; Spray Mist & Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Font: Futura & Pacifico; Date Stamp: American Crafts; Baker's Twine: The Twinery; Washi Tape: Love My Tapes; Chipboard: Crate Paper
For my second reveal, I have a fun little project using some Washi Tape from Love My Tapes! I know Christmas is over (and I'm sure some of us are glad of that), but I had a fun idea I wanted to share with you, that I used for some of my Christmas gifts. In the day of "everyone has everything", it can be a little difficult to buy gifts for loved ones, so Gift Cards are always a popular item at our house! I had several that I bought for family members this year and wanted a cute way to "gift" them. There was a great cut file I downloaded from the Silhouette store, that would work perfectly with the Gift Cards. It was an envelope file, with a little card that fit down inside the envelope. I cut my envelope and card on kraft paper, but I found that when I folded and adhered it, the envelope had a little trouble sticking together because of the thickness of the kraft paper. I didn't want to staple it or add any kind of Scotch tape...so Washi Tape to the rescue! I used it and wrapped it around the seam of the bottom of the envelope, to help make it more secure. I also used some of the tape, on the inside card piece, to back the dollar amount that I cut out on the Cameo. Here's a look at the Gift Card holders:
The Washi Tape worked perfectly to secure the edges on my envelope and it also added a great decorative touch! But, you don't have to wait until next Christmas to try this idea...Gift Card holders are always needed for birthdays, Mother's Day, Graduation, and a ton of other occasions. So give it a try, next time you are in need of a cute Gift Card holder!